Government Information

Federal Depository Library Program

This library is a congressionally designated depository for US Government documents. Public access to the government documents collection is guaranteed by public law. (Title 44 United States Code)

Featured Resource

Apollo 17 Real-Time Mission Experience

mission logo
Official emblem of the Apollo 17 lunar landing mission.
Credits: NASA

Government Information presents the Apollo 17 Real-Time Mission Experience.

Apollo 17 in Real Time is an engrossing interactive website that allows visitors to experience 1972's Apollo 17 mission, which marked NASA's final trip to the moon.

Creator Ben Feist compiled and made use of various archival material from NASA, including radio braodcasts, thousands of photographs, and over 22 hours of film.

Visitors can listen to the entire radio broadcast of the Apollo 17 mission (over 300 hours total) and simultaneously explore photographs and film from the shuttle's camera. Viewers can jump to various points of the mission by using a timeline that appears at the top of the page.


Generally, to find government publications, search one or more of these:

To find US documents published before 1976, ask for assistance as the above catalogs provide limited coverage of UNH holdings for this period.

Many recent New Hampshire government publications are found in the New Hampshire State Publications Digital Library.

Library Services

  • All members of the public may use these materials
  • Anyone with a UNH library card can borrow from the circulating collection
  • For assistance, contact Government Information staff, Dimond Level 3 (Main Floor)
  • Some of the library's data services are only available to the UNH community
  • Computer access for the public to government information and specialized resources (on Dimond Level 3 (Main Floor)):
    • Two terminals next to the Reference Desk
    • One computer in the Class of 1943 Map Room

Patents and trademarks

The UNH Law Library is a Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC). Most patent information is available on the open web. However, the UNH Law PTRC is open to the public during weekday hours. See their website for details.